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Knife injury and knife crime in hospitals

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Dear NHS Hospital Trust,

I am making a Freedom of Information request for the following information:

Can you specify how many patients under the age of 18 have been treated for knife injuries in your Trust since 2013. Can you give a break down by age and sex.

Over the same period can you tell me how many staff while at work in Trust hospitals have been threatened with a knife or similar sharp object, or attacked by people using knives or similar sharp object.

How many staff or visitors (ie not patients) to Trust hospitals have required treatment following an attack in a hospital.

How many times have police been called to hospitals in the trust area to deal with incidents involving violent behaviour of patients or hospital visitors in each year from 2013 to present?

Yours faithfully,

Andy Buckwell

FOILeads (RC9) Luton & Dunstable Hospital FT, Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Andy

Thank you for your request for information which will be processed under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will aim to provide you with the requested information within the 20 working days following the date of your request.

The request is subject to any exemption which the Trust is entitled to apply, some of which are absolute and some of which only apply where the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs that in disclosing the information.

Once the information has been identified the Trust may also ask that a fee be paid for processing and delivering the information to you. Details of any fee to be charged will be notified to you as soon as possible.

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should be marked private & confidential and sent to the Freedom of Information Lead. Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton, Beds, LU4 0DZ or emailed to the address above.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team

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FOILeads (RC9) Luton & Dunstable Hospital FT, Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Andy
I am writing in respect of your enquiry below for information held by the Trust.  Your request has been handled under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

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Information you receive which is not subject to Crown Copyright continues to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from which the information originated. You must ensure that you gain their permission before reproducing any third party (non Crown Copyright) information.

If for whatever reason you are unhappy with our response you are entitled to pursue any dissatisfaction by writing to The Information Governance Manager, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton, Beds, LU4 0DZ. 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Luton and Dunstable Hospital Foundation Trust.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, and Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Please do not hesitate to contact the FOI team if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely
Freedom of Information Team

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